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  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2018

    Restoration of The Great Pagoda

    7pm (doors open at 6.30)The National Archives

    Picture by Caroline Blomfield

    The Kew Society is delighted to welcome Dr Lee Prosser and Polly Putnam, Curators of Historic Royal Palaces who will be talking about the two year restoration project to conserve the Great Pagoda. The building will start to be unwrapped soon ready for reopening this summer.

    Kew's iconic Pagoda was completed in 1762 by Sir William Chambers. The ten-storey octagonal structure is 163 ft high (almost 50 meters) and was designed at the height of the 18th century craze for chinoiserie in Georgian London. The original building was very colourful; the roofs being covered with varnished iron plates, with a dragon on each of its 80 corners.

    Tickets will be available at the door on the night.

    Kew Society members £3

    Non members : £6

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